Fakenham and Wells Crime

Thursday, March 23, 2017
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The terror attack on Westminster might demonstrate the worst in human nature but it has prompted random acts of kindness which show people at their very best.

Religious leaders in Norfolk have united in condemnation of the suspected terror attack at Westminster.

West Norfolk

Policing plans in Norfolk and Suffolk are being reviewed following the suspected terror attack at Westminster.

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Officers from Norfolk Constabulary have been left “shocked and saddened” by the death of Pc Keith Palmer who was killed in a suspected terror attack in Westminster.


Norfolk stands in solidarity with those affected by the London terror attack in the heart of the capital, and praises the heroes from our emergency services.


Seven people have been arrested in raids in London, Birmingham and elsewhere linked to the Westminster terror attack, police have revealed.

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The police officer who died was named by Scotland Yard as Keith Palmer, a 48-year-old husband and father.

Four people have been killed as serving police officer PC Keith Palmer was stabbed and his attacker shot dead in a major “terrorist incident” at the Houses of Parliament.

Like the famous green benches of the House of Commons, the police are part of the fabric of Westminster.

House of Commons

A Breckland councillor has described how he was “told to run” from his meeting at Portcullis House this afternoon after a police officer was stabbed and killed in the Westminster estate.

A Norwich MP has described how he and other members of parliament were told about how a police officer had been stabbed before the alleged assailant was shot in Westminster.

Eyewitnesses around the Houses of Parliament in London have described the scene at what police are calling a “serious incident” where an officer has been stabbed.

House of Commons

Political editor Annabelle Dickson was in the House of Commons for Prime Minister’s Questions, she described the scene as the drama unfolded.

Police are appealing for information after attempted burglaries in villages near Fakenham and Wells.

More than 160 people were caught driving while using a mobile phone in Norfolk and Suffolk in the week that tougher penalties were introduced for offenders.


A boy believed to be as young as 15-years-old is one of three suspects police are trying to trace in connection with the discovery of counterfeit cash which has left businesses across north Norfolk out of pocket.


Mourners were forced to shelter from rain throughout a funeral service after another Norfolk church was targeted by roof raiders.

Dim thieves are threatening to stop traffic in north Norfolk - by stealing the batteries from traffic lights and electric fences.

Drone footage has emerged of the painstaking search of a landfill site in Cambridgeshire as police continue their hunt for missing RAF serviceman Corrie McKeague.


Norfolk police have launched an investigation after a series of hoax calls were made to members of the public from someone purporting to be a police officer.

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An elderly resident paid a rogue trader to trim his hedge - and then was asked for a further £200 to clear away the clippings.

Businesses in north Norfolk are arming themselves with counterfeit money detectors after a number of fake £20 notes were found in tills across the area.

Police are investigating the theft of a bicycle from a property in Wells and are appealing for information.


Arrests made across the county relating to the supply of Class A drugs have exploded by nearly 500pc over the last five years as the local market becomes “saturated” with cocaine and heroin.

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A national children’s charity is calling on the Government to take more action in the battle against grooming.


Norfolk’s police chief has said there needs to be a “balanced and proportional response” from the force nationally when dealing with people accused of child sexual abuse.


More than 100 suspected drug dealers have been arrested by police in Norfolk as the drive to rid our county of heroin and cocaine gathers pace.

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A community remains in shock as a police investigation continues following the arrest of a man on suspicion of making threats to kill with a firearm.

A man armed with a firearm has been arrested on suspicion of making threats to kill in an incident in a village near Dereham.

Police, including armed units, were called to an address in Watton Road, Shipdham shortly after 9.40am on Friday following reports a man had made verbal threats to another man.

Rewards totalling £4000 have been offered in the hunt for two men suspected of being involved in 70 high-value burglaries across seven counties - including Norfolk and Suffolk.

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